Panel 103: Redrawing the lines of how and what we teach in EU Studies? Textbooks, Brexit and Covid19
Redrawing the lines of how and what we teach in EU Studies? Textbooks, Brexit and Covid19.
Textbooks remain a cornerstone of teaching and learning the EU – each textbook offers a different vision of the field and of what students of EU law, politics or IR really need to know, with subsequent editions re-drawing the lines of what is in this core knowledge and what is out. In recent years a key challenge for textbook editors has been Brexit – to what extent should Brexit be accommodated in EU textbooks, left-out, or deserving of its own, distinct, teaching materials? Textbooks are not only evolving in terms of content, but format: with online updates, teaching resources and the push to full online versions of textbooks, accessed as part of a varied collection of subject-specific ebooks during the Pandemic.
This roundtable brings together editors of major politics and law textbooks to discuss, amongst others, the following issues:
- Should Brexit and EU studies be taught alongside, or separately? What does this mean for textbook design?
- How is the move to online resources, and ebook collections, challenging the use of textbooks in the classroom?
- Are there disciplinary differences between Politics, Law and IR in tackling these challenges? Or between countries?